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Kia's hybrid-SUV tonic video

Niro hybrid is based on an all-new eco-car platform, designed from the ground up to carry batteries.

New crossover from Korea aims to be small-SUV first, hybrid second. If you want one, tell Kia NZ now.

Inside a $490,000 Rolls-Royce video

There's luxury, and then there's extreme luxury.

Did someone say luxury? This is the closest most of us will get to inside a Rolls-Royce Ghost (sadly).

Holden's lighter brigade

New Astra sedan has dropped over 100kg compared with the Cruze it replaces.

How new Holden models are benefiting from hi-tech weight-loss strategies.

China's King of the Road - SUV

Geely Auto's SUV model Emgrand GS at the Auto China 2016 show in Beijing, China.

Drivers shun boring sedan as four of every 10 passenger vehicles sold in the country are SUVs.

Holden's new Equinox SUV

The sign says Chevrolet, but this will be a 'Holden' Equinox from the end of 2017.

A global mid-sized SUV due in NZ by the end of the year.

When is an SUV an off-roader?

We can argue all day about what makes an off-roader. But it's got a lot to do with tyres. Ask this Ford Model T man.

Sorting an SUV with really good off-road ability is not as complicated as you think, reports Damien O'Carroll.

Carmakers with surprise SUVs

Oh yes, the Urus: another Lamborghini SUV. Add it to the collection.

Here is some from SUV-history that surprised us all, and some that was a bit more predictable.

What's an SUV again?

Subaru Outback is a standard wagon with SUV aspirations. Some might call it a crossover (not Subaru though).

Never mind the off-roading, it's easy to get bogged down in semantics around the world of SUVs.

Luxury SUVs that really can go off-road

This is probably not what carmakers expect owners of luxury SUVs to do with their vehicles. Carmakers are, however, ...

Not all high-riding wagons are created equal, but these are built to withstand even the toughest terrains.

4WD is old-school in a modern sort of way

The Toyota Land Cruiser 70 series - facelifted for more comfort, but still one of the toughest utes around.

This Toyota is a sort of back to the future vehicle, as we explain.

Ford NZ's new SUV pops up in mall

First job for new Escape SUV in NZ was to be a window display at a mall. Nice work if you can get it.

Pop-up store at Auckland's Sylvia Park is the venue for Escape SUV's first Kiwi appearance.

Land Rover's Santa cabin video

Yes, the thing on the right fits inside the thing on the left. Some assembly required.

Forget the grotto: here's a cold-weather cabin that fits inside a compact SUV.

Bentley on road less travelled video

Bentayga is Bentley's first-ever SUV and first-ever diesel. Tradition be damned.

Luxury marque Bentley is breaking with tradition all over the the place with its new diesel-SUV.

New motoring Seat for NZ

Seat Ateca SUV is based on same platform as VW Tiguan; it's shorter and sportier, though.

Is there room for one more SUV in NZ? Seat says yes. Meet the Ateca.

Hyundai NZ to sell electric video

Ionic hits NZ in February. All-electric version (left, with flush front) has 200km range. There's also a hybrid (right).

Hyundai to significantly undercut New Zealand's only other two pure-electric models on sale

Porsche turbos entry level SUV

The new Porsche Macan four-cylinder turbo model.

Porsche expands its compact SUV range in NZ with a new turbocharged four-cylinder Macan model.

G-Pro has off-road go video

Three differential locks and strengthened chassis make the G-Pro virtually unstoppable.

Forgotten that the G-wagen is a heavy-duty off-roader? The G-Professional is here to remind you.

Rolls-Royce SUV revealed

The 2018 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV has begun public testing.

Luxury British car maker releases first pics of prototype.

We drive AMG's GLC

Now that GLC is established, Mercedes is adding spice. First up is the biturbo AMG 43 version.

AMG has breathed on the GLC SUV with unexpected results. We drive it.

G-class ute goes Pro video

G-Professional based on the iconic (historic?) G-wagen SUV. But it's even tougher.

Think the Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series is retro-tough? You obviously haven't met the Mercedes-Benz G-Professional.

This Jeep puts fun into functional video

The Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, one of the most cheerful compact SUVs on the market.

Summer's officially here - and here's a cheerful compact SUV that would be ideal for the season.

Feast on Bentley Bentayga video

'Farm-collective' picnic in NZ would be pies on a Hilux tray. In UK, it's this lot for your Bentley Bentayga.

What you need for your bespoke SUV is a bespoke picnic delivered in a bespoke hamper.

Jeep owners have dirty fun gallery video

Jeep celebrates it's 75th birthday by putting their new line of vehicles through their paces at Boomrock off road track ...

Conditions were perfect for a bit of offroading when over 50 Jeep clients headed into the hills near Wellington recently.

Old Kombis get their va-va-voom back video

Dedicated VW fans restore Kombis and sell them on.

Two Volkswagen fans have dedicated their lives to restoring iconic Kombi vans.

Grand way to mark 75 Jeep years

Grand Cherokee offers chinky styling, complete with the traditional seven-slot grille.

Happy heritage anniversary, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

It's like driving on wet concrete

A Ford Everest pounds through a Mt Pinatubo lahar during an SUV Experience in the Philippines.

We have lahars in NZ - but nothing like these monsters along the Philippines' volcanic landscape.

How to make a new CX-5, by Mazda video

Second-generation CX-5 brings Mazda's so-called Kodo styling themes full-circle.

New Mazda models start with a piece of abstract art rather than a sketch of a car.

LA Show stars

Mazda's RT24-P racing car has Kodo styling, just like a CX-5 SUV. Can hardly pick 'em apart...

The new cars that stand out at the LAAS.

Subaru's 7-seat concept

Subaru Viziv-7 concept has been revealed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Viziv-7 points to a Tribeca successor.

Nissan's SUV for Star Wars fans

Nissan's limited-edition 201 Rogue SUV themed around the latest Star Wars movie came complete with Tie Fighter in tow at ...

Star Wars fans who dream of owning their own Millennium Falcon or living on a Death Star can now have the next best thing.

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